APRIL FOO......Wait, you're being serious??
Pat Yasinskas sure ain't foolin'. He firmly believes the Panthers should take Cam Newton.
But why? Cam, on paper, is a tremendous athlete. Some draft analysts have grilled him for seemingly being fake and scripted (I agree with them, somewhat. That story about him not knowing about his dad has the makings of bullsnarky, if you ask me.)
That being said, I have a hard time believing a super-mobile, Heisman winning QB is going to take over the League as the next best thing. Even rejuvenated Vick (a seasoned Vet, prison not counting) didn't lead the Eagles - a MUCH, MUCH better team than the Panthers - to the Super Bowl. Why would Cam Newton, a rookie, serve to do any better?
What suggests his ceiling is higher than someone like Vick or McNabb? Does Troy Smith ring a bell?
Aaron Rodgers worked out pretty well, and the jury is still out on Tebow.
I just don't see it. Something about high-profile, big school mobile QBs just seems like there's always such a huge bust potential, it's not worth the trouble. Cal isn't a big football factory. Neither is Syracuse or Miami of Ohio.
I feel like Cam Newton in this division would be more of an annoyance than a trouble, because then it means we just have to prepare for a massive, mobile QB who may or may not be ready for the big time.
I'm not wishing failure on Cam. That wouldn't be fair to him or anyone, however I'm just not sure he has what it takes to make it in the League.
If I'm right, then please, Panthers, draft him all you want!
What do you guys think? Is Cam Newton potentially the real deal? Would having him in the division be a real problem for us? Discuss!